Lingua Mater: Language Lessons from Literature
An integrated Catholic Language Arts program for 7th grade or to use over two years for 6th and 7th grade. Grammar and composition are taught within the context of real literature and art reproductions. The text provides daily student lessons for a 36 four-day weeks. Each week features a piece of literature or a painting, one grammar concept, and one student writing assignment. The student will learn and practice narrative, expository, and persuasive writing as well as try his hand at writing poetry. Literature selections include pieces by St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Abraham Lincoln, Kenneth Grahame, and Robert Louis Stevenson. Poetry selections include authors such as Sir Walter Scott, Longfellow, John Henry Newman, and Father Abram Ryan. Printed in full color, the art selections include painters such as Auguste Renoir, William Liddall Armitage, Winslow Homer, and Carlo Dolci. The 80 page Teacher's Guide includes a complete answer key, numerous teaching tips, and scoring rubrics for assessing student writing. It is available on the publisher's website as a free pdf download.
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